Hello well my phone did the same except it was a vanilla card and 500 dollars on it and it opened up itself and locked. On the top screen, the FBI logo is there. At the bottom of my screen, there’s like 5 separated apps and if I got each one, it’s showing different screens but one has a very graphic site of hard core porn.It said all I need to do is deactivate the card but I don’t have 16#’s or 3# on back of card. It just downloaded by itself without any reason. I swear I didn’t do anything illegal. what should I do?
What is Fake FBI Threat with Vanilla Card Scam? It is a piece of nasty ransomware that the cyber criminals use to swindle money out of innocent users. It steals the name of FBI to scare you. There is a bit difference between this virus and its predecessor. It doesn’t ask for money directly. Instead, it provides a fake $ 500 Vanilla card and asks you to deactivate card. On that page, it requires 16#’s or 3# to proceed. However, nothing is provided on the Vanilla card. Without the code, they are not able to unlock their devices. Hence, many people use their own Vanilla card to finish it. We have to tell you that it is totally a scam. They will take all of your money away once you provide enough information. Do not trust the Fake FBI Threat with Vanilla Card Scam. It has nothing to do with the FBI. It is a trick of the hackers. Do not be fooled by it and lose money for no reason. To unblock your device, you only need to remove the virus completely.
Fake FBI Threat with Vanilla Card Scam virus can be distributed through several methods. To illustrate, a visit on malicious websites, or legitimate websites which have been attacked, may install the Fake FBI Threat with Vanilla Card Scam virus on a targeted computer without any consciousness or approval. Additionally, an installation of some freeware, adware, and malware, which is bundled with Ukash virus, may also get a targeted computer infected by the virus. Malicious links or attachment from a junk email will be also medium for the virus to attack a targeted computer. In a word, the Fake FBI Threat with Vanilla Card Scam virus can be spread by freeware, adware, malicious links and junk email, so Internet user should be cautious with those traps when go online.
The Fake FBI Threat with Vanilla Card Scam virus can lock you out of the device and displays a message supposedly from FBI. One of the warning would say, You have been violating Copyright and Related Rights Laws (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article 128 of the Criminal Code of Canada. Article 128 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of two to five hundred minimal wages or a deprivation of liberty for two to eight years. You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content (Child Porno/Zoofilia and etc). Thus violating article 202 of the Criminal Code of Canada. Article 202 of the Criminal Code provides for a deprivation of liberty for four to twelve years. Many people would be scared by this message, thinking that they are from the real police. Most of the victims would do as it requires. On one hand, they don’t want to be in trouble with the FBI. On the other hand, they will not lose anything as it provides a Vanilla card and and they only need to deactivate the card. It’s not a big deal. However, the victims said that their device is still locked with a white screen, saying that your request will be processed in 24 hours. They lied. Your device will not be fine until you remove the Fake FBI Threat with Vanilla Card Scam virus manually.
Fake FBI Threat with Vanilla Card Scam Locked Phone or Tablet?
Screenshot of Similar FBI Scam Virus
FBI OneVanilla Locked Screen? Unlock On Android Phone
Step 1: Please try to put the infected android phone into Safe Mode at first to unlock the screen temporarily from the powerful scam virus
(1). For various android phones: hold down the power button to bring out the menu with Power Off and Reboot option—-hold down the Power Off option (If nothing happens, please tap and hold the Reboot option instead)—-click OK on the pop-up box asking if you want to access safe mode
(2). For Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy S5: power off the device first. Press power button to power it on and tab the soft-touch Menu button repeatedly
(3). For Samsung Galaxy S3 and other phones with similar customized android system: power off the device—-turn on and hold down the Volume Down button (try Volume Up or Volume Down and Volume Up together if Volume Down does not work) when the brand logo shows up
You will see “Safe mode” at the lower left corner of the screen if you access safe mode successfully
Step 2: Search and remove suspicious files which are related to the virus
Step 3: Reboot the device to get out of safe mode.
In a word, the Fake FBI Threat with Vanilla Card Scam virus is very nasty and will try everything to grab all of your money. Do not understate it. This virus is equipped well to collect victims’ vital details and then reveal the information to Cyber criminals for illegal profits. Privacy leak is a huge headache for people and there is no one can stand such a degrading conduct. The Fake FBI Threat with Vanilla Card Scam virus keeps changing all the time. Hence, the anti-virus programs always need time to put forward new solutions for the newest version of Fake FBI Threat with Vanilla Card Scam virus. Manual removal is the most effective way to get rid of the annoyance so far. Take action right now. Remove Fake FBI Threat with Vanilla Card Scam virus and unlock your device before it becomes more powerful.
Suggestion: Manual removal is a skillful and risky job, if any mistakes are made during the removal process, you may damage your phone immediately. If you are not sure how to start, please contact YooCare PC experts 24/7 online for help right now.
Published by & last updated on September 26, 2017 6:15 pm